Integrative Medicine

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative and functional medicine combines the best of conventional medicine with evidence-based holistic therapies. It views the body as an interconnected system and values the relationship between lifestyle, nutrition, mind and spirit to physical health. We use advanced specialty testing to determine root causes and individual treatments to promote healing.

Dr. Andrew Weil, arguably the father of Integrative medicine defines integrative medicine as,

"Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies."

Our Integrative Medicine practitioner is Nurse Practioner Lauren Houser of Central Bucks Integrative Medicine.

Practice Location: Buckingham

Lauren's email is [email protected]

Lauren's website is www.centralbucksim.com

You can contact Lauren by phone at 215-648-2447

Graduate of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine fellowship led by Dr. Andrew Weil

  • Advanced training with the Institute of Functional Medicine
  • 3 years integrative and functional medicine experience

Lauren combines the best of the conventional and holistic medicine to deliver cutting edge care to her patients. Her mission is to educate and provide patients with the tools and support to achieve true wellness. Lauren is warm, compassionate and engaged.

As a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of clinical experience, Lauren can diagnose, order/interpret testing and prescribe medications. Lauren has completed a 2-year integrative medicine fellowship at the prestigious Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. Lauren was a scholarship recipient and one of only a handful of nurse practitioners in the highly respected program. She is an active member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and has participated in advanced functional medicine training.

Lauren brings 5 years of family practice experience and 3 years of integrative and functional medicine expertise to her practice. She has been highly trained by Dr. Georgia Tetlow at Philadelphia Integrative Medicine where she has successfully specialized in infertility, digestive conditions (especially SIBO) and thyroid support.

About Central Bucks Integrative Medicine :

Our mission is to be your partner in wellness. Integrative medicine values the relationship between provider and patient. We aspire to listen, educate and support you in restoring health and achieving your goals. We use a functional medicine approach to investigate root causes of symptoms and direct treatment interventions at healing these causes. Treatment plans are individual and focus on supplements, nutrition, exercise and mind body medicine.

Now with 12 locations:

PHILADELPHIA

Center City East
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Chestnut Hill
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Constitution Health Plaza
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Rittenhouse Square
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Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center
(Services exclusively for Women)
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SUBURBS

Montgomery County

Bala Cynwyd

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Bryn Mawr 

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Narberth 

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Narberth II

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Wynnewood

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Bucks County

Buckingham

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Doylestown

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